The Board of Education for the Bering Strait School District made the decisions Tuesday at a regular meeting in Teller.
An overwhelming crowd showed up in Nome to caucus for a Democratic Presidential nominee. 74% of caucus-goers supported Bernie Sanders.
Buser was “worried” in Unalakleet that a “deep bone bruise” on his leg, from a fall earlier on the trail, would impact his ability to continue in the Iditarod; nonetheless, he said he was determined to mush to Nome.
In Unalakleet, mushers were hoping to hop, skip, and leap-frog their teams toward the top ten. “It’s gonna be a crowded party at White Mountain,” Kelly Maixner says. “I’d better go get there.”
A Sunday-night sampler of images from Nulato to Unalakleet to Koyuk along the Iditarod Trail.
Unalakleet was buzzing overnight as Iditarod mushers and their dog teams arrived on the Bering Sea Coast. Their sense of urgency was palpable.
The weeklong international tournament ended Friday in Nuuk, Greenland. On the final day of competition, athletes from Nome and Unalakleet earned six medals.
We caught up with Brent Sass at a remote shelter cabin along the trail between Kaltag and Unalakleet as the dogs rested in a midday sun Saturday.
After the shock of the snowmachine collision that injured one of her sled dogs — and killed one of Jeff King’s — Aliy Zirkle, still shaken, was greeted warmly in the Kaltag checkpoint on Saturday.
Halfway to Nome, the real racing has begun.